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Is 4... Qh4 Scotch playable, what line favours W?
The Question is pretty much in the title. Im curious if this variation is playable as a main defence?
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qh4
How does the variation(s) go that is in white...

Started 12/09/09 at 15:22:52 by MemoryMaster
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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6.Qe2 scotch
Hi
I'm quite interrested by this line.

I'm not afraid of 6...d6 and 6... Qe7 which leads to opposite side castling.
I find 6....

Started 01/30/17 at 14:39:57 by Sinn
3 410 Last Post 02/01/17 at 09:32:20
By: GMTonyKosten
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Book about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 line
Is there any fairly recent book analyzing in detail the 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 line? I mean this particular flavor of" Scotch Gambit", especially the line 4...Bc5 5.c3

Started 01/22/17 at 12:55:15 by grandpatzer
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By: kylemeister
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Is the Scotch Mieses Simply Lame for White?
I have fallen in love with the Scotch lately, and I'm very happy with the theory and positions I'm getting after 4...Bc5 5.Nb3. I struggle, however, to find positions where White even has pressure in ...

Started 08/13/14 at 06:30:55 by TonyRo
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By: smurfo
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New line used by Stockfish 7 in Berlin Gambit
Theory goes 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5. Now here the normal continuation is 5. 0-0 as mentioned in Bologan's Black Weapons. But Stockfish 7 has come up with a new wrinkle here and throws...

Started 01/31/16 at 13:21:49 by HagenWatch1
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By: AlanG
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GM Moiseenko blundered as Black in Scotch Gambit
Last December at Poznan Trzcianka (perhaps an open, and an early round too as his opponent Andrzej Dassuj appears to have no FIDE rating -- you can play the following sequence at http://database.chess...

Started 09/23/15 at 19:05:14 by George Jempty
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By: PANFR
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C47: Scotch four knights with 8 ... Qe7+
I was looking for some games in the following line.
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Bb4 6 Nxc6 bxc6 7 Bd3 d5 8 exd5 Qe7+
Melik Khachiyan talked about it in one of his chess.com ...

Started 05/12/15 at 17:45:06 by axel
3 1610 Last Post 05/13/15 at 16:00:10
By: Vass
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Scotch Game? Is it any good?
Hi, as a new 1.e4 player, I was wondering what some of the 1.e4 e5 members thought of the scotch game.
Is it inferior to the spanish or a viable opening through which white can obtain a strong i...

Started 03/02/05 at 20:06:26 by teyko
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By: Keano
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C45: Scotch 4...Bb4+ 5.c3 Bc5
Hi everyone,
I'm interested in the line 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bb4+ 5. c3 Bc5
My problem is that I don't like playing against the Mieses after 4...Nf6 e5. Not that I believe ...

Started 10/15/10 at 09:57:15 by Meat
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By: jon
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Negi DVD: The modern Scotch opening
Hi, is this DVD worth buying?
(Parimarjan Negi, The modern scotch opening, Chessbase-DVD)

Started 10/02/14 at 16:59:05 by Lou_Cyber
2 2326 Last Post 10/23/14 at 09:05:42
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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C45: Unusual line in the Scotch
In a current tournament I faced this line
1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 So far it's all normal, but I thought the next move was either 7. exd5 or 7. e5 . Instea...

Started 08/24/14 at 01:10:33 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Avoiding a forced draw in the Scotch Game
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Bc4 Ne5 8.Be2 Qg6 9.0-0 d6! 10.Kh1 Qxe4 11.Nd2 Qg6 12.Bh4, White can force a draw after either 12...Qd3 13.Be2 Qg6 14.Bh5 or 12...Bg4...

Started 09/30/13 at 06:12:29 by Anonymous3
5 2811 Last Post 09/30/13 at 16:47:04
By: ErictheRed
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C44: Scotch Gambit Question
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Bxf3 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.gxf3 now 9...dxc3 is the usual recommendation (recommended in The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White and Survive an...

Started 09/24/13 at 04:37:45 by Anonymous3
5 2460 Last Post 09/30/13 at 14:55:19
By: GMTonyKosten
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Scotch gambit, 5. O-O d6, 6. b4 (!? or ?! or ?)
Hello all, this is my first time posting.
What do you think of
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.b4?
Is this known to be dubious?
It looks like white has a fun game after 6...B...

Started 09/26/13 at 04:22:03 by EDogg (Ex Member)
2 1650 Last Post 09/30/13 at 02:42:26
By: EDogg - Ex Member
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C45: Scotch Game Question
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.Nb5!? Bxe3 7.fxe3 Qh4+! 8.g3, 8...Qd8 is the usual recommendation but what's wrong with 8...Qxe4? For example, 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 Qxh1 11.Qd6...

Started 08/27/13 at 05:26:19 by Anonymous3
1 1597 Last Post 08/27/13 at 09:17:21
By: tony37
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C47: Kramnik's 10.h3 in Scotch 4 Knights
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 cxd5 9.O-O O-O and now I cannot understand what all the fuss is about Kramnik's 10.h3.  There was an article about this, tr...

Started 05/02/13 at 19:21:41 by Markovich
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By: Daniel
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Scotch opening
hello
i am around 1800~1900 elo pts , i used to play the vienna opening, was happy to a certain level but i have recently wanted to change for a more serious one in order to progress ...and i pi...

Started 05/30/13 at 20:42:38 by piefr1
1 1679 Last Post 05/31/13 at 04:16:42
By: TN
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C45: Mieses: 8...Nb6 9.Nc3 Bb7!?
Something recent and quite interesting in the Scotch, Mieses Variation, is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9.Nc3 and now 9...Bb7!?.  This is dismissed fa...

Started 05/16/13 at 15:19:23 by Markovich
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By: Markovich
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C45: Sasikiran's Mieses
GM Sasikiran doesnt seem to share Dembo & Palliser's opinion that the old line 8...Nb6 9. Nc3 Bb7 and long castling is too passive as he played it twice at the Aeroflot Open.
The first game went ...

Started 02/17/12 at 14:42:43 by spagh3tti
11 5166 Last Post 05/17/13 at 15:56:33
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C44: Scotch Gambit
i search for book about the Scotch Gambit?
thx loot

Started 01/31/13 at 08:04:06 by loot
5 8342 Last Post 03/01/13 at 19:31:04
By: Vass
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